About Me

Hi there! My name is Christy and welcome to my blog.  I am a registered nurse but I am currently enjoying staying home with my two amazing boys. I am married to my best friend who also shares my passion for projects. We like to think we can tackle just about anything!

I am so excited to be able to share with you some of the fun projects I am working on. Check out my Top 10 Projects of 2013 to get a better idea what I’m all about!

Top 10 Projects of 2013 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

As you will see, I love to sew, paint, and makeover all sorts of treasures I drag home from who knows where.  If you’d like to see more, check out my DIY Project Gallery for a complete index of all my projects!  Maybe I will inspire you to tackle something in your own home!  So stay awhile and check out what I’ve been up to.  I am thrilled that you are here and I hope you come back soon! :)

 

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  1. Hi Christy,
    Just wanted to tell you I loved looking at your blog. I’ve been a diy’er for almost 30 years, back before it was SO cool – haha. Your master bath is to die for!!! I started to send you a ‘quick note’ that turned into a long ‘how I became a diyer’ so I just figured I’d cut and ‘save it’ and send it to you if it all doesn’t get posted here on your page!!! lol

    Anyway, you are definitely talented, aaand a bit younger than me. I started all this diying about 30 years, back when the ONLY show on tv was Bob Vila’s This Old House. Yes, they booted him off I guess when he wanted more money, but he’s doing ok. And then FINALLY along came my favorite channels . . . . HGTV and then DIY!!

    Well, if you want to email me you can. I am getting a home ready to sell after 11 years here. Feeling a little sad and in hyper mode to ‘get it all done’. Most ‘is’ done but now I’m to ‘freshening up’ what I did before. lol

    Moving to the Charleston, SC area later this year and hoping there are MORE diyers there than there are here. I’m originally from Louisiana and I still can’t figure out why the people who work at Lowes & Home Depot look at me like I’m a nut for even ‘attempting’ what I do. And, have you got any suggestions on how to meet other diyers???
    maria

    • Hi Maria! I don’t know how on earth I missed your comment. They usually show up in moderation but I just found this by chance. I’m so glad you took the time to look through my blog and send me a note. I’m 41 but I also remember looking forward to Bob Vila and I was thrilled when HGTV first came out ha ha! I’ve been DIYing as long as I can remember because I watched my mom do it. My dad was in the military and was always gone so she just did it, she had to. So I grew up with the notion that I could do anything! Sometimes I push my limits and things don’t always work out but that won’t stop me from trying:) I know what you mean about trying to find other people who enjoy DIY…I have friends that won’t even attempt to paint a room. That’s probably why I ended up here. I get to hang out with like-minded people with a “can-do” attitude! There, now I’ve responded to you with a book of my own:)

      I’d love to hear from you anyitme!
      Christy

  2. hi christy,
    your blog was a huge lifesaver. I have been looking for replacement cushions for my walmart set for months!! any replacement cushions i found on the hundreds of sights i found, were hundreds of dollars! not possible! i was confident i could do it myself, but it seemed overwhelming.
    So now that i read your blog, i have some confidence. however, i do not have a sewing machine. do you think i would be able to tackle this by hand sewing it?
    thanks again!
    ellen

    • Hi Ellen! I’m so glad you found me. I think it depends on how many cushions you have to make. You could try it and see how it goes. I think it would just be time consuming, but definitely not impossible. Maybe a friend or coworker has a machine you could borrow? If not, go for it! I’d love to know how they turn out! :)

      • Christy, on that vain, do you recommend any good YouTube videos on how to use a sewing machine if you are borrowing one? I am sewing machine challenged. I bought the fabric, just need a tutorial :)

        • Hi Michelle, I’m sure if you search in You Tube’s search window for the make of your machine, you should find good results. Figuring out how to thread it is usually the hardest part and once you learn that, most machines load the same way. There are only a couple of options to set: the stitch (straight, zig zag, etc),how long you want your stitches, and how wide (important if you were doing anything other than a straight stitch). Play with it and you’ll get the hang of it in no time! Good luck :)

  3. Hello Christy, your blog and your works are amazing. I am only doing a little bit of DYI myself, but such works as yours are really humbling! Thank you so much for sharing those great ideas :) Cushions brought me here, but now I have some good ideas on how to make over my old furniture :D Not to mention that I’m cleaning my yard after previous owners, so you can only imagine, that I’ve read everything here!

    My web isn’t in English and it’s mostly about shopping on-line, but hand made stuff begins to show more and more often there, I guess I’m addicted to unique ;) I’ve created a section with interesting blogs especially so I can share link to your blog I hope you don’t mind :)

    Keep up good job, you’re very talented.

  4. Christy, I just found your blog through Best of the Weekend Party and absolutely love it… You do wonderful work… I too, am a registered nurse though retired at this time… I have been doing DIY/crafting for many years (when no one else was and looked at you like you were nuts). But, I come from a very creative family and we all enjoy working with our hands in some capacity. I have only been blogging a little over a year and only seriously the last 6-8 weeks. But, I find I enjoy it and with the blog I actually finish those unfinished projects. Am following you on G+ and Pinterest my prefered medias… Love what you do – Cathy….

    • Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments, Cathy! I miss my RN days, but this is so fun! I’ve been a DIYer as long as I can remember, I get it from my mom. Funny though, no one else in our family gets into it like we do! And I am totally with you on having a blog pushes you to finish projects, me too!! I’ll add you to my circles on google+. Great to e-meet you! :)

  5. I’ve been following your blog for awhile and I love your creative ideas, but funny thing I never put two and two together and realized that you were local too. We’re in VB as well. Now I’m really going to try to find some of the same steals you do at the thrift stores. :)

    • That’s awesome, Amy! If you come to the VB Christmas Market at the Convention Center this weekend, come say hello! I’ll be in booth #641. My fav thrift store is the DAV on VB Blvd. Have you been there? I like them b/c their super cheap! :)

  6. Annalise says:

    Hi Christy,
    I found a sewing cabinet just like yours. (Even had the missing handle on the right door) My husband has to do some repairs first but when that is complete I would like to try the same effect as your chalk paint. Can you provide the details on how to make chalk paint opposed to buying it.
    Thank you
    Annalise

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